Hooves for Heroes participants join with fellow Veterans and military spouses to learn riding skills and basic horsemanship while building meaningful relationships with a horse. Riding sessions are taught by a PATH International certified therapeutic riding instructor.
Therapeutic Horsemanship helps improve balance, motor skills, muscle tone, core strength, and endurance.
All Therapeutic Horsemanship classes also offer a group social time, which generally includes a complimentary meal and time to meet and bond with fellow service members. Most volunteers assisting with the Hooves for Heroes program are also Veterans or Armed Forces family members.
Equest's Equine-Assisted Activities (EAA) are individually tailored to benefit each client, providing life tools that will extend beyond the arena and into their daily lives.
- Developing stronger bonds and/or resolving trust issues with the family and community
- Opening a better line of communication in the home
- Gaining Confidence
- Anger Management
- Reducing Anxiety
- Re-Integration into Community
To apply for the Hooves for Heroes program, please click here.
To donate to Equest in honor of our Veterans, click here.